§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what revenue support for the Docklands light railway operation, expressed in 1991 money terms, and as a percentage of its annual running cost, has been incurred for each year of its operation; and what information he has as to how much to date has been the cost and receipts per passenger mile since its inception.
§ Mr. Freeman
Block grant is paid to London Transport, which is responsible for its distribution to its subsidiaries. I understand from London Transport that the requested details, all expressed in 1991 money terms, are as follows:
1987–88 1988–89 1989–90 1990–91 Revenue support (£ million) 2.6 3.0 6.2 10.5 Percentage running cost 62 46 65 79 Cost/passenger mile (pence) 45.5 32.0 37.6 62.9 Receipts/passenger mile (pence) 17.0 14.7 14.8 14.7